Four Adults Indicted In Connection With Steubenville Rape Case

A grand jury investigating the 2012 rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio, has indicted four members of the Steubenville community for the parts they played in covering up the rape. The most serious charges were brought against school superintendent Michael McVey, who faces one charge of tampering with evidence… » 11/25/13 2:41pm 11/25/13 2:41pm

Why Does Steubenville's Football Coach Still Have His Job?

The Steubenville rape case is, for all legal purposes, over. The two defendants, both star players on the football team, will likely go to jail until their 21st birthdays for the crime of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old girl. There will be no repercussions for their teammates, who filmed and shared videos and photos » 3/18/13 2:40pm 3/18/13 2:40pm

Judge Delivers Guilty Verdict In Steubenville Rape Trial

Following more than two hours of testimony on Saturday from the 16-year-old Jane Doe victim—during which time it was revealed that one of the defendants identified, via text message, his own sperm on the victim in one of the circulated pictures—Judge Thomas Lipps found Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond "delinquent." » 3/17/13 10:50am 3/17/13 10:50am

"She Was Like A Dead Body": Text Messages Read Aloud During Day 2 Of…

In Day 2 of the Steubenville rape trial, the prosecution revealed hundreds of text messages sent between the defendants and various witnesses in the hours and days following the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl. The messages, which were read aloud in the courtroom yesterday, are predictably stomach-churning—and they… » 3/15/13 1:20pm 3/15/13 1:20pm

Awful Photo Of Steubenville Accuser Wasn't That Bad, Defense Argues On…

The Steubenville rape trial got underway on Wednesday, and the defense immediately found itself in the unenviable position of arguing against the internet iconography of the case. Remember the infamous photo—the one in which two boys hold the accuser, seemingly incapacitated, by her wrists and ankles? Elayna Andres, a… » 3/14/13 11:52am 3/14/13 11:52am

Memo To Steubenville: It Is Actually Possible To Just Suspend Everyone…

Officials at Steubenville high school, in particular head football coach Reno Saccoccia, have rightfully drawn criticism for their inaction in the wake of charges brought against two Steubenville students and football players for allegedly sexually assaulting a female student from a nearby school. Though those two… » 1/05/13 10:45am 1/05/13 10:45am

"She Is So Raped Right Now": Partygoer Jokes About The Steubenville…

The video above was released today by the hacktivist outfit KnightSec, which has been leading the digital crusade in response to the alleged rape of a 16-year-old girl at the hands of two Steubenville (Ohio) High School football players. In the video, Michael Nodianos, a former Steubenville High student and… » 1/02/13 2:00pm 1/02/13 2:00pm

"Occupy Steubenville" Gathers To Support Rape Victim, Call For Coach's…

Protestors in Steubenville, Ohio, today braved crappy weather to rally at the county courthouse and call for further investigation into an alleged sexual assault. In August a 16-year-old girl, in a state of blackout intoxication, was lugged about by two Steubenville High School football players who were later arrested… » 12/29/12 6:05pm 12/29/12 6:05pm

Hackers Take Over Steubenville High School Football Team's Website,…

Hackers who claim to be from the groups Anonymous and KnightSec have taken over the Steubenville High School football team's website, posting a video and message demanding an apology from those involved in the alleged rape that took place in August involving players of the football team. If no one steps forward and… » 12/25/12 5:10pm 12/25/12 5:10pm

How An Alleged Rape Involving Ohio High School Football Players…

Yesterday's New York Times has a thorough and thoroughly unsettling story about two members of Ohio's Steubenville High School football team who stand accused of raping a drunk and unresponsive 16-year-old girl during a night of partying in August. Maybe most unsettling of all: The girl may never have learned of the… » 12/17/12 7:11pm 12/17/12 7:11pm